If you are traveling  50 miles at 60mph how long would it take you to get there????

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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We are traveling at a speed S = 60 m/h

The distance we are traveling is D = 50 m

We know that:

Speed (S) = distance (D)/ Time (T)

60 = 50 / T

==> T = 50/60 = 5/6 hour

==> T = 5/6 * 60 minutes = 50 minutes.

Then, the time needed to travel 50 miles at a 60m/h speed is 50 minutes.

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neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The distance to be travelled = 50 miles.

The speed = 60mph.

Therefore the time required = distance / speed

= 50miles/(60mles/hour) = (5/6) hour = 5*60/6 minutes = 50 min

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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You can use the formula of distance, that is:

D = speed*time

So the distance is given D = 50 miles and the time is speed is  = 60mph

We'll substitute the values into the formula:

50 miles = 60 mph * t

We'll divide 60 mph, in order to isolate t:

t = 50/60

We'll divide by 10:

t = 5/6 hour

But 1 hour is of 60 minutes

t = 5*60/6 minutes

We'll divide by 6:

t = 5*10

t = 50 minutes

So, in order to get there, you have to travel 50 minutes. 

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